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back now with more of "today" on this wednesday, november 14th, 2012 and a bit of a chilly morning here in rockefeller plaza and that means only one thing. the holidays are a-coming and it's official. >> they are a-coming. >> the tree is here just arrived across the street from us. a firsthand look at that this morning. i'm willie geist with savannah guthrie and al roker this morning. coming up this hour, we're going to talk about this ever widening it seems scandal that has wrapped up and cost the job of cia director general petraeus. a serious story with a lot of serious questions, but also giving a lot of fodder to late-night comics. take a look at that coming up in
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a little bit and we'll joined by a man who will be fully retrained talking about this scandal, seth mitchell. >> laugh, don't cry, i guess is the answer there, and elegant, refined and practical. we are, of course, talking about willie -- no, the little black dress. >> yes. >> the lbd. andre has written an entire book about it and tells us why this is such a staple of women's fashion and such a great book to look through. we'll talk to him coming up. >> and, of course, if you watched us yesterday, were you here for the spectacle that was one direction. well, the five boys from britain did us a favor and recorded a couple of songs and left them for us, and we're going to share those with you later on in this hour. >> can't get enough. >> all right. first "twilight" fever is about to hit a fever pitch as "guy light, breaking dawn part 2" opens up this weekend. joining us now is one of the stars. >> here, get this jacket, man.
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>> i know. i'm feeling -- i get confused. i think i'm still in l.a. >> exactly. >> it's cold even for a vampire. >> it really is. this is the last in the series. this has really been a huge phenomenon. what's it like to say good-bye to it? i know you were at the premiere. >> very bittersweet. very not vic, looking at the actors on the red carpet. been four years of this and saying good-bye to the fans, but it was a treat at the same time. >> on a personal level have you thought about what this has meant to your life, not just your career but obviously it's changed your life this, series. >> if i had to sum it up in one word it would be family. i had this great family on camera, great family off camera with the cast and the fans as a family, too. grown with us the last four or five years. seeing the fans over and over. oh, you cut your hair this year, got to know them. >> took your 15-year-old daughter to the screening and she cried. >> my daughter cried at the end. it's really powerful, the
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ending, and it's a little different from the book so i'm excited for the fans to see it. >> i saw the movie. it's great. great to have you here, congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> congrats to you. >> "twilight breaking dawn part 2" opens on friday. now a check of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning to you, savannah and good morning, everyone. defense secretary leon panetta is standing behind general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and the latest military official to get caught in the widening scandal following general david petraeus' resignation. allen faces allegations that he may have exchanged, quote, inappropriate correspondence with jill kelley, a florida socialite whose complaint of e-mail harassment from petraeus' alleged lover brought the whole scandal to light. allen had been set to replace petraeus in afghanistan, but his nomination is now on hold amid the widening investigation into the affair. the scandal's likely to come up at president obama's news conference today. nbc news will have live coverage
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at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. a house committee beginnings hearings today on the nationwide meningitis outbreak and how it might have been prevented. officials say about 440 people have been sickened by contaminated steroid shots from a massachusetts pharmacy. more than 30 deaths have been reported in a background report this week. congressional investigators say the fda wanted to halt production at that pharmacy a decade ago but deferred to state regulators. the senate beat tuesday's deadline and approved a cost of living increase for nearly 4 million disabled veterans. it provides a 1.7% monthly benefits increase or about $500 for the year. the normal routine measure was held up for weeks by partisan politics. illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., has left the mayo clinic where he was treated for bipolar disorder for the second time since taking a leave of absence in june. jackson was re-elected for
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another term even though he barely campaigned. jackson is still under investigation by a house committee about his dealings with imprisoned form are governor rob blagojevich. the woman at the center of the deadly indianapolis explosion says a recently replaced thermostat was the cause of that blast. investigators seer ode in on a possible faulty furnace as a source. the man accusing elmo puppeteer kevin clash of engaging him in an underage sexual relationship has now dropped his allegations and says their relationship was adult and consensual. clash had denied that the relationship began when the accuser was underage from the start but took a leave of absence from sesame workshop to fight the allegations. actor michael j. fox is spreading holiday warmth and cheer in this new gap ad that is going viral. it shows fox in a loving embrace with his wife tracy pollan proving they have still got it after 24 years of marriage and looking good at that. five minutes after the hour right now. let's go back to al with a check
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of your weather. >> let's see what we've got for you. some chilly conditions here in the northeast. as you see on the satellite radar right now. not a lot going on as far as precipitation. some showers in the lower mississippi river valley. wet weather off the southeastern atlantic coast and some showers in the pacific northwest with some upper elevation snow. we're looking at chilly conditions here in the northeast with temperatures anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees below normal but at least plenty of sunshine. temperatures seasonal through the southwest on into southern california. >> the good morning. it is a chilly start on this wednesday. we expect a lot of sunshine.
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all right, al. thanks. time now for today's "take 3" where we give our take on the stories that caught our attention and adding his two cents today, actor and comedian, currently on the shaq all-star comedy tour, the great vaness mitchell. what is the shaq all-star comedy tour. >> shaquille o'neal is basically response oregon a big comedy tour that he's been doing for over four years now, stars like kevin hart and everybody who has been on it, has basically gone around the country doing stand-up comedy tour. >> does shaq do standup? >> he wants to. >> he's hysterical and has a youtube channel called comedy shaq. see all his antics on that. >> very cool. >> keep it in the spirit of the last, late-night comics are
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having an absolute field day with the news of general petraeus' affair. here's jon stewart. >> the woman involved is petraeus' biographer paula broadwell. paula broadwell, why does that name seem so familiar to me? please welcome to the program paula broadwell. in case anyone out there thought i might have actual journalist instincts, i'll give you a quick snippet of my interview? very high energy person, loves serving, thought i'd test him and he tested me. crushed his pelvis and it was back in the swimming pool. back at it came at it from a mentoring point of view and wanted to help me with this project. he can turn water into bottled water. >> the whole thing was like innuendo after innuendo and the whole time i'm like duh. i'm the worst journalist in the world! for god sakes, the title of her book was "all in." >> wow. >> sometimes the comedy gods
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just deliver gifts. feels like one of those times. >> it writes itself. >> and all i can say is all you have to do keep an affair secret to be head of the cia, i think i'm qualified to be head of the cia. >> you're just saying. >> i'm just saying. that were me i'm very good at keeping things on the hush, hush. >> won't push that one. rudimentary steps, using g-mail when you're the head of the cia, probably not the best way to cover it. >> the way terrorists and teenagers communicate, apparently. >> he e-mailed somebody over 45,000 times. >> he's busy. >> where does he get that kind of time? >> even if that's a family member you're e-mailing, that's inappropriate. way, way too much. >> well, they are reviewing something like 20,000 pages of documents which could fill the like riff congress on one man's e-mail exchanges. >> wow. only had afghanistan and iraq and iran and all that other stuff to deal with so maybe he just wasn't that busy, i don't
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know. >> they found some time. >> we've got to talk about this restaurant review. >> take two. >> from the "new york times." >> our take two. absolutely brutal, funny to some people but probably not that funny to guy fieri talking about his new restaurant, "guy's american kitchen & bar" right here in times square. pete wells is the restaurant critic who writes in the "times." sampling written in the form of question. guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in times square? did you notice the menu was an unreliable predictor of what actually came to the table? >> i like this one. >> did you try that blue drink the one that flows like nuclear waste? >> and it goes on and on and on. what exactly about a small salad with four or five miniature croutons make guy's big bite cesare big, b, famous and talks about the awesome pretzel chicken tenders, how far from awesome are they. >> and when we hear the word
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donkey sauce, what part of the donk rewe supposed to talk about? >> dessert menu, why does a toasted marshmallow taste like fish, a fair question. >> this went viral. >> i know the answer to that. >> they use the same grease. >> there you go. >> marshmallows use grease. >> going to try to get guy on tomorrow to maybe talk about it. >> and maybe defend it face to face. >> maybe we should try the items, blue drink, the margarita. >> you go right to the margarita. >> got to bring some of his dishes here, you guys try it out and give your own "today" show review. >> it's very personal. i guess the question is do you sometimes, do the critics take too far, to the point where he even says when you cruise around the country for your show diners, drivins and dives raspy out slangy odes to places where americans like to get down and greasy, do you really mean it or is it all an act basically questioning whether or not he
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deserves to be the restauranteur that he is. we eel have him on hopefully tomorrow and let him go at it. absolutely. >> those could all be people he had an affair with and he's just getting back at him. >> thank you. >> takes the bad review to the next level. >> take three. all right. take a look at this >> i can't get over this. >> this can't be real. you put this in on your baby, they crawl around and clean the floor. >> kind of ingenious. this thing is selling like hot cakes. >> so the creator says. >> supposedly. some folks -- is this $40 on betterthanpants.com which is an odd site. for the parent who isn't able to give their child everything, give them dust mites and bacteria. >> ridiculous. >> i love it. >> real quick on that, somebody who actually wrote in. i've got to say i love these, bought a dozen of these for my day care. this can't be real. all my kids wear them and my
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floors are very clean by the end of the day. >> that's horrible! >> what's wrong with people. >> back to food. meatball madness, a between. the owner of the meat ball shop here in new york city taking part in a fund-raising event called the sleepout to benefit homeless youth. >> it's a charity by the covenant house, myself and 500 other leaders in business, media and sports, are going to be sleeping out on the street so homeless kids don't have to. we're raising money, and now as of october 28th to november 15th all the proceeds are going towards relief efforts due to sandy. >> good for you. >> a great picture. >> where do the meatballs fit into this? >> i own a restaurant called the meatball shop and that's how i was introduced to this charity. >> what are they? >> beef meatballs, pork and spicy meat balls, parmesan creamy sauce, pesto sauce and
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another beef and tomato. >> no donkey sauce. >> no donkey sauce. guy, we love you, man. >> if everybody wants to get involved, leaders, anybody that wants to donate, please go to covenanthouse.org, you know. it's really important that people are out there helping out. it's devastating what happened. >> great work. >> great cause. >> thank you so much. >> stay away from the "new york times," by the way. >> should we try these now? >> next, he's got the midas touch when it comes to fashion. andre lyon kelly tells you why every woman should have that little black dress right after this. eeway, and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it was an se, so it felt really grounded to the ground. [ man ] grounded to the ground? yes, yes! grounded to the ground. [ male announcer ] see their story and more
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cali, a contributor at "vogue" and he's been researching the lbd, little black dress, and his work is now on display at the scat museum of art in savannah, georgia. good to have you here this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> spent a year collecting, researching and finding little black dresses. why did you want to celebrate the lbds. >> president wallace who helped create this museum so i had to fill it up. we have 81 dresses of extraordinary quality and variety. >> let's talk about the evolution of the little black dress and starting off were the dress by marriano fortuni. why is this an important part of the little black dress as far as history goes? >> first of all, the little black dress of fortuni was made
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in 1901, a classic dress made of pleated silk by an artist who created this look. at the time he did this, this was a look that all society women wanted. really researched kind of little black dress. this dress wasn't for everyone. so iconic and classic, like a greek column. >> the little black dress, "breakfast in tiffany," the dress audrey hepburn wore. a signal of liberation from the '50s style and a pure line of givanci. >> and marc jacobs made a statement when he word at the costume institute gala last spring, he wore this version of the little black dress. >> it's amazing, amazing, a lace dress. it's lace made for men and marc jacobs came up the steps of the metropolitan museum with white boxer shocks. some were vokd and others were mildly shocked. i was completely befuddled and i
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thought this was great, and i embrace it had. >> like everybody else. >> three dresses from -- >> we have them on the mannequin starting off with this one right here. this is a norma camalli. >> pink wore this dress and beyonce wore it for a video. turned it into a jim suit because she had to move a lot. this dress is made of latex, normally associated with dish washing gloves. >> and it's a great, great dress. >> spectacular. >> and this is the quintessential american designer, incredible. i think it's for -- not for a shy wallflower kind of lady. >> have to have the body for that. >> you could wear if. >> no, you won't be seeing that. next, behind you, this is absolutely stunning. >> absolutely stunning. a gorgeous, gorgeous dress. two for one. wear it by day with a zipper in the back and can turn it around and at night it's a cocktail dress. it's cotton and edgy and classic and almost every woman's dress. want to have a dress like that.
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mildly shaped skirt, a great look. >> and the dress right there on the final end, not much time. >> made of scuba diving neoprene, scuba diving material turned into cocktail dresses. very high end. >> congratulations on the display at the museum through november 28th. >> thanks for having me. >> coming up, they shut down midtown mat hnat and two bonus songs you didn't get to hear from singing sensations one direction, but first these messages. ♪ you don't know that you're beautiful ♪ ♪ spread a little something to remember ♪ ♪ spread a little joy and see ♪ need a little happiness to be ♪ ♪ living the life with me [ female announcer ] philadelphia cream cheese. made with fresh milk and real cream. it makes your holiday recipes, everyone's holiday favorites.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> you will see plenty of sunshine, but it is on the chilly side. we will only make it into the upper 40's to rot and 50 this afternoon. it will stay dry going into the weekend. next chance for rain early next week.
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let me get a couple of adjectives out there to describe this band, neanderthals. >> that was the beginning. at the beginning we were always called neanderthals. that was a compliment. >> did you take it as a compliment? >> that was a compliment. mick jagger, the rolling stones the bad boys of rock 'n' roll for 50 years and mick jagger and the iconic band looking back to the good old days with matt. that's tomorrow on "today." >> 50 years. >> still got moves. >> like jagger, incidentally. i'm willie geist along with natalie morales and al roker. >> a new band of boys from britain making their way to the united states trying all the girls crazy.
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one direction. yesterday they basically shut down midtown manhattan, the biggest concert of all time. well, they stuck around after our show and then played a few extra songs to the crowd, and we'll show them to you in just a few minutes. >> keep you hanging on a little bit longer. we've got literally a superstar, paulioning's first novel "the shack" was a runaway hit that spent 50 weeks on the "new york times" best-seller list. it sold 18 million copies, but now he is out with a new novel. we're going to talk to him in just a moment. but first have you dreamed of being on "america's got talent." here is your chance. >> auditions begin today in los angeles. host nick cannon is here with all the details. >> yes. >> nick. >> uh-oh. >> this is the big one. >> it's going down again. i mean, $1 million up for grabs for whatever type of talent you have. >> season eight is bigger and better, going to more cities than ever. >> we are traveling all over the place, and it starts today in
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los angeles, and then from there every city we're trying to hit to make sure we can find the next big superstar. >> when you have truly auditions, you see some crazy stuff. what's the wildest thing you've seen? >> i mean, you see it on the show. you see my reaction. that happens when it happens. people -- >> well, there you go. i just saw it actually. >> question answered. >> do you ever, like last year, we had the dog act that won. when you first saw, it did you think they would make it to the end? >> i knew it was something i had never seen before and usually that does extremely well on the show because we've all seen people singing. all seen people dancing but dogs doing backflips, something new. i knew they would go a long way and family friendly. something you can share with your kids and grandma can like it. that's what goes a long way. >> speaking of family friendly, your wife mariah carey on
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another little show "american idol." a little family rivalry there? >> a competition household. >> who wins? >> definitely the better show. >> and you're hosting the halo awards next week. >> yes. this is the fourth year, an awards show that i created for team nick and nickelodeon. got tired of celebrities going to awards shot and kicking each other's butts and i said let's shine the lights on proper things, young people doing amazing things in their communities, and halo sends for helping and leading others, and in a time like this when the millennials are doing so much, we just need to recognize them. we have justin bieber, tyra banks, emma stone. >> no butt kissing anywhere. >> no, it's all about the young people. they forget our celebrity and stuff. >> busy man. competition inside your own house while you chase twins. boy, nick cannon, thanks so much. >> good luck with it. >> thank you. >> now a quick cheow >> good morning.
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it will be chilly day with plenty of sunshine. temperatures will be below average. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. coming up next, the newest page-turner from best selling novelist paul young, right after this. yay! come get into bed. this is a story about jingle the husky pup. and jingle was a good dog. ruff! ruff! jingle loved to bark hello. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle even loved to sing. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle! let's read the book to him. jingle, stay. and jingle did.
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what's the rush? it's the dream of every author to hit the best-seller list, so imagine if your first novel not only hit the list but stayed there for almost a year, sold 18 million copies and was translated into 41 languages. that's exactly what happened to paul young's bok "the shack." now he's out with his second
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spiritual novel called "crossroads." nice to see you. >> good to be here. >> this must be an incredible moment and journey. wrote the first book "the shack," i understand 15 copies were written maybe. wrote it for your kids and now 18 million copies in circumstance laying. how did you get from 15 to 18 million? >> god has a sense of humor, you know. what i think is my friends are the ones who first ended up giving it away and it began to penetrate in people's lives in a way nobody saw coming. >> what is it about this book because a lot of people write novels and they sit on the shelf and the families are the only ones who read this. why did this one penetrate? >> "the shack" gave people a language to have conversation about god and pain and great losses without it being a religious conversation. >> it's not a religious conversation. people try to pinpoint what kind of books they are, religious, spiritual, how would you describe it? >> 26 publishers turned it down
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because they couldn't figure out what genre it was and we still don't know. >> how are they feeling now, the 26? >> some are grateful because it opened up a whole readership that they didn't know exist the. a lot of publishing or music is always backwards looking what. are the demographics, what have we sold and let's do it again so creativity gets sometimes squeezed into a very narrow funnel, and so i think the publishing industry as a whole was grateful something game through, especially when readership has been dropping off and things like that. >> you've given a lot of personal stories of your life. you did that in "the shack." >> it's much more autobiographicaled and there's no way the writer can't put that in. i'm in some of the characters. tony is an unlike al egotistical and self-centered guy. >> couldn't be autobuyingical. >> if you could g back far
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enough you'll see tony in my own skin. >> you've had critics, whenever you become successful who say when they come out of the woodwork, your books are not true to the bible, and that they misrepresent the holy trinity. >> for one thing, angry people are involved in the conversation. if they are ambivalent they just don't care and what i love about people who are at least involved in the conversation is they are not telling me about me because i already know about me. if i'm not defensive, if my identity is not at risk here, i'm listening for them to tell me about them, because that's what they are doing. what matters to them, what they are afraid of, what concerns them, and that really does open up a conversation, so i love the controversy. i think -- i think we -- we need to ask these kinds of questions, and they are very human questions. they are very real questions. they are very precious questions, and so i'm not opposed to that kind of, you know, iron-sharpening, the ironing the angles right. >> the new book is "crossroads,"
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paul young. 18 million on the first one. see how you do on this one. >> every day has one day's worth of grace. we'll find out. willie, thank you. >> great to see you. >> up next, one direction performs one of their biggest hits. that's right after this. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100.
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>> boy, talk about one for the ages yesterday. boy band sensation one direction drawing 15,000 fans, biggest crowd ever to the plaza. niall, harry, zayn, louis, liam, couldn't leave without treating the screaming crowd to a few more songs. here they are, with one of their biggest hits, "one thing. "" ♪ i tried playing it cool but when i'm looking at you ♪ ♪ i can't ever be brave ♪ cause you make my heart race ♪ shot me out of the sky you're my kryptonite ♪ ♪ you keep making me weak ♪ yeah, frozen, it's raining ♪ something's gotta give now
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♪ because i'm dying just to make you see ♪ ♪ that i need you here with me now ♪ ♪ cause you've got that one thing ♪ ♪ so get out, get out, get out of my head ♪ ♪ and fall into my arms instead ♪ ♪ i don't, i don't, don't know what it is ♪ ♪ but i need that one thing ♪ you've got that one thing >> scream! ♪ now i'm climbing the walls but you don't notice at all ♪ ♪ that i'm going out of my mind all day and all night ♪ ♪ something's gotta give now ♪ cause i'm dying just to know your name ♪ ♪ and i need you here with me now ♪
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♪ cause you've got that one thing ♪ >> everybody, sing it. ♪ so get out, get out, get out of my head ♪ ♪ and fall into my arms instead ♪ ♪ i don't, i don't, don't know what it is ♪ ♪ but i need that one thing ♪ so get out, get out, get out of my mind ♪ ♪ and come on, come into my life ♪ ♪ i don't, i don't, don't know what it is ♪ ♪ but i need that one thing ♪ and you've got that one thing ♪ ♪ ♪ whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ you've got that one thing ♪ ♪ get out, get out, get out of my head, and fall into my arms
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instead ♪ ♪ so get out, get out, get out of my head ♪ ♪ and fall into my arms instead ♪ ♪ i don't, i don't, don't know what it is ♪ ♪ but i need that one thing ♪ so get out, get out, get out of my mind ♪ ♪ and come on, come into my life ♪ ♪ i don't, i don't, don't know what it is ♪ ♪ but i need that one thing ♪ yeah, you've got that one thing ♪ >> and one more song from one direction, but first this is "today" on nbc. go9
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back now with the bonus performance from the biggest band on the planet right now, one direction. here again with their song "moments."
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♪ shut the door, turn the lights off ♪ ♪ i wanna be with you ♪ i wanna feel your love ♪ i wanna lay beside you ♪ i cannot hide this even though i try ♪ ♪ heart beats harder ♪ time escapes me ♪ trembling hands touch skin ♪ it makes this harder ♪ and the tears stream down my face ♪ ♪ if with could only have this
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life for up more day ♪ ♪ if with could only turn back time ♪ ♪ you know i'll be your life, your voice, your reason to be ♪ ♪ my love, my heart is breathing for this moment in time ♪ ♪ i'll find the words to say before you leave me today ♪ ♪ close the door, throw the key ♪ ♪ don't wanna be reminded ♪ don't wanna be seen ♪ don't wanna be without you ♪ my judgment's clouded like tonight's sky ♪
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♪ hands are silent, voice is numb ♪ ♪ try to scream out my lungs ♪ it makes this harder and the tears stream down my face ♪ ♪ if we could only have this life for one more day ♪ ♪ if we could only turn back time ♪ ♪ you know i'll be your life, your voice, your reason to be ♪ ♪ my love, my heart is breathing for this moment in time ♪ ♪ i'll find the words to say
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before you leave me today ♪ ♪ flashing lights in my mind going back to the time ♪ ♪ playing games in the street, kicking balls with my feet ♪ ♪ there's a numb in my toes standing close to the edge ♪ ♪ there's a pile of my clothes at the end of your bed ♪ ♪ as i feel myself fall make a joke of it all ♪ ♪ you know i'll be your life, your voice, your reason to be ♪ ♪ my love, my heart is breathing for this moment in time ♪ ♪ i'll find the words to say before you leave me today ♪ ♪ you know i'll be your life, your voice, your reason to be ♪ ♪ my love, my heart, is
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breathing for this moment in time ♪ ♪ i'll find the words to say before you leave me today ♪ >> thank you. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller.
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[ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt. thick, scrumptious, and more protein than those regular yogurts. are those almonds i see in the corner thingy? caramelized almonds i think you'll find. well, who wants ordinary run-of-the-mill almonds when you could have the caramelized kind? if i was this girl, i'd caramelize my whole apartment. weird. this greek style yogurt has style. you can say that again. why thank you.
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this greek style yogurt has style. okay. stop saying it now. you're sending me mixed messages. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy.
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NBC November 14, 2012 9:00am-10:00am EST

News/Business. One Direction. (2012) Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rappaport; One Direction performs. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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